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Polyphony and Hip Hop

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 21 July 2018
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Kathryn writes: The day begins with more Georgian Polyphonic singing from the world famous Rustavi Vocal group, more spine tingling to start the day. Again it is impossible to describe the sound, the power, the ease, the camaraderie and the humour but you could look them up and listen for you...

In which I make my presenting debut

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 20 July 2018
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Kathryn writes :  The days are so packed that it is clear that if I try to record the detail of each day spent in Georgia and Azerbaian, I'll be writing until Christmas. And, as each day is filled with new sights , sounds, tastes, smells, conversations and learning, the experiences of last w...

Day 2 in Tbilisi

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 18 July 2018
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Kathryn writes :  On Tuesday the delegates began to arrive and we gathered together for an afternoon of wonderful singing of songs from all over the world.  An evening reception welcomed us all with wonderful Georgian wine and more spellbinding singing from a women's choir, Ialoni. ...

Reflections on CMA

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 17 July 2018
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Kathryn writes:  I was thrilled and extremely nervous to be invited to attend and to present at the CMA -community music activity conference in Tbilisi Georgia. However for me it's an absolutely fantastic opportunity to travel to extraordinary places, to speak about our work and to learn fro...

CMA 2018

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 6 July 2018
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For the last 2 years we have been slowly planning this event - a gathering of 70 musicians and academics from across the globe in Tbilisi. We will be sharing via twitter with a #CMA2018, some FB live and also through this blog on the More Music site. After the week in Georgia we then join hundreds...

Music and Commemoration the Manchester Together Concert

Read More » Posted in: by Sandra Wood on 27 June 2018
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Music is so often associated with shared joy. But it also has a role in marking more difficult events too. The attack on the Manchester Arena Ariana Grande concert on May 22nd 2017 was devastating for the city with the loss of 22 lives and many others changed forever. What made it even harde...

LYVE masterclass attracts new singers

Read More » Posted in: Lancashire Music Education Hub, Young people by Darren Leadsom on 20 June 2018
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Young people gathered at More Music in Morecambe on Sunday 27th June for the first in a pair of "A Capella Beatbox Masterclass" days, aimed at recruiting new members for the Lancashire Youth Vocal Ensemble (LYVE).   The session, led by Lancashire Music Hub's Singing Leader Emma Williams and...

We talk about children

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 28 April 2018
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Some reflections after an evening dinner in Tbilisi as I research and set up a community music conference! Thank you Gyorgy (Director of the Teachers Centre) for the dinner. You weren't there so we were a little less formal. We talked about our children, ate cheese, spinach, aubergine, walnuts, t...

To my friends in Georgia

Read More » Posted in: by Pete Moser on 25 April 2018
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My final project for More Music this summer is to co-chair the Community Music Conference for ISME. We're running it in Tbilisi, Georgia before the main conference in Baku and I am off to do the final setting up - venues, translators, trips, food, hotels and all. Connecting with local musicians, w...

Why Music? from Loz Kaye

Read More » Posted in: by Darren Leadsom on 6 April 2018
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Why Music ?  From Loz Kaye     Asking the big questions seems like a good place to start. I am completely thrilled to be joining the More Music team as the next Artistic Director. Not least because it is a chance to ask questions like why do so many people love music so, wha...

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